Historical award for John Horton

The British Columbia Historical Federation announced last week that Tsawwassen artist John Horton is a recipient of a Certificate of Merit.

Each year the federation presents up to two certificates to groups or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the study or promotion of British Columbia history. The award may be for an individual project or for an activity over time.

article continues below

Horton is a recognized naval artist whose work contributes to our historical understanding and interpretation of British Columbia's naval history. Horton has created over 50 paintings of Captain Vancouver's voyages along the West Coast from Washington to Alaska.

His design graced the Royal Canadian Mint's five-ounce gold coin in 2013 and in 2016 Horton was one of four people presented with an award for outstanding achievement from the Maritime Museum of B.C.

Read Related Topics

© Delta Optimist


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Delta Optimist welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Opinion POLL

What are you doing more of while stuck at home?

or  view results